Economist Trevon D. Logan, a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar at Union, will speak Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.
His talk, “The Sins of Economic History,” is free and open to the public.
Logan is the Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor of Economics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.
He is also a research associate in the Development of the American Economy Program and director of the Race and Stratification in the Economy Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A former president of the National Economic Association and member of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of the Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, he is currently co-director of the American Economic Association’s Mentoring Program and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Logan’s current research focuses on racial inequality and economic history. His research has been featured in major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Economist and CNN. In 2020, Fortune magazine named him “One of the 19 Black Economists You Should Know and Celebrate.”
His talk is sponsored by the College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology.
In addition to his public engagement, Logan will present a talk for students, “The Case for Reparations for American Enslavement,” Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 12:50 p.m. in Visual Arts 204.
Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has been offering members of the campus community the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars.
Union’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Alpha of New York, was established in 1817 and is the fifth oldest in the country. Election to membership is one of the highest distinctions given for academic achievement.